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May 2018

Meeting Statutory Requirements

24 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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This module will explore the general responsibilities that the Governing Body has for the strategic direction of the school and ways in which the statutory responsibilities can be viewed as tools to promote high standards across various aspects of school life including educational achievement. The delivery of this module will include presentation as well as opportunities for discussion and reflection. Governors will be encouraged to work independently and in small groups in order to consider how the statutory responsibilities require…

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June 2018

Understanding Christianity Group 1 – Session 3 of 3

4 June @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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Understanding Christianity Training Supported by the Church of England Education Office and produced in conjunction with RE Today, Understanding Christianity is the new resource to enable schools to teach about Christianity in a coherent and informed fashion. Taking the strapline “Text, Impact, Connections” the resource uses biblical material to underpin enquiry into the practice and beliefs of Christianity. Training Dates for 2018        Group 1:    19th January 9.30 – 4;    20th April  9.30 – 4;   …

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Becoming an Effective Governor

6 June @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Aylesbury Canal Society, Circus Field Basin
Aylesbury, Buckinhamshire HP20 1AP United Kingdom
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Ofsted’s current 14 criteria for governance raise significant new and refined challenges. That number increased from 9 to 14, and the next framework (in development now) is not expected to, in any way, reduce the relentless focus on governance. New aspects include reference to the agenda which has become known as ‘British values’; an explicit requirement for a very active transparency towards stakeholders; an expectation that governors do not confine their influence to within the school grounds; and an expectation…

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Managing Premises & Capital Projects

7 June @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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This module will explore both the general responsibilities that the governing body and school staff have for the management of their school premises along with specific advice on the management of capital projects.  It will give the opportunity for participants to ‘manage’ two virtual school building projects from conception to completion.  Participants will be guided through the relevant steps and provided with guidance on statutory requirements and checks.  Areas to be covered will include:  Project planning Applying for funding Drafting…

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Understanding Christianity Group 2 – Session 3 of 3

12 June @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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Understanding Christianity Training Supported by the Church of England Education Office and produced in conjunction with RE Today, Understanding Christianity is the new resource to enable schools to teach about Christianity in a coherent and informed fashion. Taking the strapline “Text, Impact, Connections” the resource uses biblical material to underpin enquiry into the practice and beliefs of Christianity. Training Dates for 2018        Group 1:    19th January 9.30 – 4;    20th April  9.30 – 4;   …

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Middle Leader Training Day 1

13 June @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Barns, Christ Church, Northcourt Rd
Abingdon , Oxfordshire OX14 1PL United Kingdom
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The role of the middle leader has become more challenging and demanding in recent years with greater emphasis upon middle and subject leader’s ability to manage their areas of responsibility and to have impact upon school outcomes. Our training sessions will share opportunities for those who lead in our schools to explore their role, develop their understanding and improve their provision. Above all they will provide those working in our schools with support and up to date guidance on how…

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Understanding Christianity Group 3 – Session 3 of 3

18 June @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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Understanding Christianity Training Supported by the Church of England Education Office and produced in conjunction with RE Today, Understanding Christianity is the new resource to enable schools to teach about Christianity in a coherent and informed fashion. Taking the strapline “Text, Impact, Connections” the resource uses biblical material to underpin enquiry into the practice and beliefs of Christianity. Training Dates for 2018        Group 1:    19th January 9.30 – 4;    20th April  9.30 – 4;   …

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Admissions Briefing

26 June @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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  Admissions Briefings 2018 This is a session for all Governors, Headteachers and Administrators in Aided Schools and Academies involved in the Admissions process.  It will cover the roles and responsibilities of those involved within your school or academy in all aspects of admissions.   These briefings have been specifically organised during June and early July in order that governors wishing to revise their arrangements on the back of the briefing experience will have time to prepare the documentation and…

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Middle Leader Training Day 2

27 June @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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The role of the middle leader has become more challenging and demanding in recent years with greater emphasis upon middle and subject leader’s ability to manage their areas of responsibility and to have impact upon school outcomes. Our training sessions will share opportunities for those who lead in our schools to explore their role, develop their understanding and improve their provision. Above all they will provide those working in our schools with support and up to date guidance on how…

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SIAMS: The Process and Preparation

28 June @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Christ the Servant King, High Wycombe, Sycamore Road, Booker
High Wycombe, Buckingham HP12 4NP
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The aim of the course This module will cover everything you need to know about the SIAMS process. It will take you through all the practicalities step by step covering such things as timings, how to prepare, what the day will look like, what you can use as evidence, who will need to do what, what questions might you be asked and what do you do with the report afterwards? Programme includes: Familiarisation with the current SIAMS framework and self-evaluation…

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Good to Outstanding Governance

29 June @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
St Bartholomews School, Andover Road
Newbury, Berkshire RG14 6JP United Kingdom
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This module is aimed at governing bodies of schools who are aiming to become outstanding. It is an interactive session that will enable governors to understand how inspectors judge outstanding governance and what this means in practice. It looks at the features of outstanding governing bodies, including the criteria that have been highlighted in recent governance reports under the latest inspection frameworks. It involves work on the descriptors for outstanding leadership and management, the latest publications on governance, suggestions for…

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July 2018

Church Schools in Modern Britain

2 July @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1GF United Kingdom
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Church of England schools in England have a long and distinguished history and heritage. They pre-date both Local Authorities and Government ‘departments.’ Many of our Church schools have Trust Deeds from the early 19th century and were founded on the premise of providing excellent education which empowers and enables children to rise out of poverty to reach their maximum potential. So what’s changed? In the new landscape of British Values, where do Church of England schools stand today? How can…

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Admissions Briefing

2 July @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Englefield Primary School, The Street
Englefield, Berkshire RG7 5ER United Kingdom
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  Admissions Briefings 2018 This is a session for all Governors, Headteachers and Administrators in Aided Schools and Academies involved in the Admissions process.  It will cover the roles and responsibilities of those involved within your school or academy in all aspects of admissions.   These briefings have been specifically organised during June and early July in order that governors wishing to revise their arrangements on the back of the briefing experience will have time to prepare the documentation and…

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Admissions Briefing

4 July @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St James Centre, Gerrards Cross, Oxford Road
Gerrards Cross,, Berkshire SL9 7DJ United Kingdom
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  Admissions Briefings 2018 This is a session for all Governors, Headteachers and Administrators in Aided Schools and Academies involved in the Admissions process.  It will cover the roles and responsibilities of those involved within your school or academy in all aspects of admissions.   These briefings have been specifically organised during June and early July in order that governors wishing to revise their arrangements on the back of the briefing experience will have time to prepare the documentation and…

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Primary Headteachers Performance, Resilience & Support 2017 – 18 Day 3

6 July @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
St Mary’s Convent, Wantage, Challow Rd
Wantage , Oxfordshire OX12 9DJ United Kingdom
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MAIN PROGRAMME   Following the success of the Performance, Resilience and Support Programmes previously, we are currently leading several courses this year that enable all school leaders attending to pause and reflect on their personal professional journey and spiritual leadership as well as sharing strategies for coping with the challenges of headship. As a Diocese, we continue to be committed to this work and to providing this opportunity for more heads.   This ‘main’ programme is for those headteachers new…

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ODBE Governor Conference 2018

10 July @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Henley River & Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames
Berkshire, RG9 1BF United Kingdom
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Governor Conference 2018 Shaping the Future   Tuesday 10th July 2018 Henley River & Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames, RG9 1BF 6.30pm – 9.30pm   Programme: Welcome reception and networking from 6.30pm Sarah Hubbard HMI - The demand on governance, the national picture Jane Martin Psychologist - Building effective teams Mark A’ Bear MBE  NLG - How can governance in practice shape the future? Presentation of EIG plaques   Cost: Schools in Excellence in Governance programme: £40 + VAT per…

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